The round brilliant stone cut is the most universally popular stone cut. Most stone cuts in Pandora jewellery are the round brilliant stone cut. The round brilliant cut maximises light return and sparkle and is the fieriest and most brilliant of all stone cuts, which is why it is often used for diamonds. The stone cut is used on many shapes in our collection.
Princess Stone Cut
The popular princess stone cut is also known as a square modified brilliant and was created during the 1960s as an alternative to the round brilliant cut. The Princess stone cut is characterised by its inverted pyramid shape and four bevelled sides. The princess stone cut is an enduring classic thanks to its sophisticated square shape.
Step Stone Cuts
The step stone cut features parallel ‘step-like’ facets that run down the sides of a stone to draw the eye to the centre and also displays graduated rows that run along the length and width of a stone. The stone’s four corners are bevelled. The Step stone cut creates an effect known as ‘hall of mirrors,’ and it is often used on square and baguette shapes, to bring a transparency to stones. Emerald, Asscher and Baguette are all classified as step stone cuts.
The briolette is shaped like a pear or droplet and is one of the most difficult shapes to cut because of its lack of table, crown and pavilion. The light-reflecting shape features 84 triangular shaped facets across its entire surface, and it is a popular choice for chandelier-style earrings.
Round Vintage Stone Cut
The round vintage stone cut has a delicate and timeless geometric design with 88 facets to create a beautiful sparkling effect. According to Chinese culture, the number 88 symbolises fortune and promise
Checkerboard Stone Cut with Flat Back
Stones shaped with this stone cut are covered with a multitude of square facets and are spaced evenly around the surface. It produces a dazzling ‘checkerboard’ effect of light and dark squares when the stone moves. A single round checkerboard stone cut has a flat bottom. A double round checkerboard stone cut has the appearance of two single cuts placed back to back. It comes in many shapes.
Faceted Round Bead Stone Cut
A faceted round bead is a stone cut that has been drilled through in order to make room for a metal core. The ‘bead’ is almost perfectly spherical in shape and it can present multiple styles of facets. Some stone cuts have kite-shaped facets and others have checkerboard style facets or pentagonal or triangular facets. The precision stone cut facets on their surfaces reflect light in a multitude of directions to give them a distinctive glittery effect.
Faceted Heart-Shaped Bead Stone Cut
The faceted heart-shaped bead is shaped like a heart and presents a surface covered almost entirely with diamond-shaped facets. The mix between the romantic shape and the symmetrical facets provides an interesting contrast. The stone cut has been carefully drilled through in order for it to be fitted with the metal core.
Rose Stone Cut with Flat Back
The rose stone cut diamond dates back to the 1500s, and was common during the Georgian and Victorian eras. The rose stone cut features a dome-shaped crown with a flat bottom. It resembles a rose bud with anywhere between 4 – 24 facets and comes in many shapes.
Faceted Rondelle Bead Stone Cut
In comparison to a round bead, which is almost perfectly spherical, a rondelle-cut stone has a compact appearance. While the faceting can be created in different styles, kite-shaped facets are popular for this type of bead. The faceting itself also tends to look less precise than the facets on round beads.
Heart Step Dome Stone Cut
The heart step dome stone cut is based on the heart shape and adds an intricate pattern of steps around the periphery of the stone. On the underside, a series of triangle shapes form a point that meets at the centre of the heart.
Snuggle Heart Stone Cut
The snuggle heart stone cut is quickly identified by it’s quirky and asymmetric design. The slightly skewed design gives it an undeniable charm and it’s characteristic ‘snuggly’ feel.
Upside Down Stone Cut with a Round Hollow Centre
This stone cut is round and shallow with a hollow centre, a flat base and facets along the sides and the top edge. It’s perfect for stone-in-stone effects. It gets its name from inverting the cut so that it looks inside-out
Pear Brilliant Faceted with Flat Back Stone Cut
The classic pear stone cut is highly regarded for its brilliance and timeless elegance and is reshaped with a flat back. It retains all the characteristics of the traditional shape by combining a round cut and a marquise shape and it tapers to a point on one end like the shape of a teardrop.
Round Brilliant Faceted with Flat Back Stone Cut
This stone cut is a modification of the classic brilliant stone cut and ensures the stone remains at its most brilliant when set in our clip charms. It is faceted with a flat back instead of the characteristic pavilion to sit flush on flat jewellery designs.
Octagon Brilliant Faceted with Flat Back Stone Cut
The octagon stone cut is characterised by its eight sides and square table and is similar in shape to the emerald cut. This cut shows off stones with exceptional colour and clarity, and is faceted with a flat back to sit flush against the metals used in crafting our clip charms without compromising on brilliance.
Puresse Stone Cut
The innovative Puresse stone cut is a cabochon variant that mixes a faceted stone cut with a non-faceted stone cut. A domed top and a faceted pavilion underneath give the illusion of depth by drawing the eye into the stone’s centre. The name of the Puresse cut was invented by Swarovski and refers to its pure look and glittering water droplet-like effect.